Thoughtbarn is an award-winning creative enterprise integrating design, fabrication and research. Our diverse projects range from buildings and urban systems to public art installations and furniture. Since our launch in 2006 we’ve worked with entrepreneurs, private clients and local governments on projects both near and far from our home in Austin, TX.
We innovate with methods, materials and technologies to get more from less, always striving for a certain artful utility. What kind of projects have we done? A solar-powered way-finding system for the Lance Armstrong bikeway. A house which can be fully recycled. A glowing cloud of lights using plastic bottles, LEDs and solar power. Clever renovations which make better living in the same amount of space. The transformation of a music venue using only salvaged materials. A system of joints which allows structures to be easily disassembled. Artist studios with ventilating skins and earth-block walls. Two chairs in one……
Our business thrives on partnerships with people who share our interests and challenge our thinking. If you’ve enjoyed this blog, visit our website or send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!
Robert Gay & Lucy Begg